Disrupting the Ga-polar GaN technology tradition with N-polar GaN devices, Transphorm is evaluating the cost vs. performance of sapphire substrates with a new DARPA contract.
5 days ago by Adrian Gibbons
Aiming to make the connectors have fewer wires, a collaboration between ST and Rosenberger has resulted in a novel, high-speed, contactless connector technology.
October 08, 2021 by Jake Hertz
Wood and electronics seem an unlikely duo. But researchers are finding promise in cellulose substrates in energy-harvesting wooden floors and even "Woodsat" satellites.
September 10, 2021 by Ikimi .O
Space data transfer has come a long way since those early calls to Houston. Here's a forward-looking glance at space communication technology.
September 01, 2021 by Tyler Charboneau
Communication is often a pain point in drone design. Now, Qualcomm says it is leveraging "swarm support" and its tensor accelerator to vault these challenges.
August 23, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Antennas were once considered a passive element in the radio frontend. Now, just starting the 5G conversation requires active multiplexing and electronic beam steering.
August 19, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
SpaceX is known to create almost all of its technology in-house. What inspired the tech giant to acquire Swarm's technology?
August 12, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
Acquisitions function as a fuel source of the tech industry. Recently, a trend of RF-focused acquisitions has been taking place. What does this mean for EEs and the RF industry?
August 09, 2021 by Lianne Frith
Safety is always a major concern for designers, especially in vehicles. Hoping to further ADAS safety, TDK, Maxim Integrated, and Rohde & Schwarz release new devices.
August 02, 2021 by Ikimi .O
Breaking the 10 Gbps ‘barrier’ might be the point where mobile broadband starts to match the functionality of fiber services. Qualcomm’s modem-RF system recently achieved standalone 10 Gbps.
July 30, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
Recent LED drivers from Maxim Integrated, STMicroelectronics, and ON Semiconductor promise improved performance in LED lighting applications. This article covers these releases and their specifications.
July 17, 2021 by Ikimi .O
Taoglas has released a new SoM platform for IoT systems. What is this platform exactly, and how does it claim to speed up IoT time-to-market by 80%?
July 14, 2021 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Bluetooth seems like a commonplace technology in 2021; however, this wasn't always the case. What did the slow adoption of this industry-standard technology look like?
July 03, 2021 by Lianne Frith
Qorvo, Microchip, MaxLinear, and Cree Wolfspeed have gone wide, electrically wide-band that is, with newly released GaN-based RF products for 5G and satellite communications.
June 28, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
Mobile telephony is entering its fifth decade. Today, we look back at the previous generations of mobile telephony technology leading to 5G.
June 22, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
One method of accelerating system design is with a system-on-module (SoM). The newest XRF16-Gen3 Xilinx-based SoM from AVNET has improvements worth evaluating.
May 24, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
A new reference design from ADI appeals to electronic warfare applications, aerospace radar, and advanced commercial radio.
April 16, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
ArduSimple and u-blox are teaming up with a module and single-board computer for real-time kinematic calculations. The result, they claim, is accurate m^-2 GPS measurements.
April 12, 2021 by Adrian Gibbons
Despite the essential role the internet now plays across the globe, it’s still out of reach to a huge number of people worldwide, including in the U.S. What is Starlink doing to bridge this so-called “digital divide?"
April 10, 2021 by Luke James
As the global chip shortage intensifies, Qualcomm is struggling to keep up with the demand for its processor chips that are used in consumer electronics.
March 29, 2021 by Luke James
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